Our good works...
from Spurgeon's, "UNPROFITABLE SERVANTS"
Our good works are evidences of grace within us.
Our faithfulness will be the evidence of our having a loving
spirit towards our Master- evidence that our heart is
changed, and that we have been made to love him for whom
once we had no affection.
Our works are the proof of our love, and hence
they stand as evidence of the grace of God.
God first gives us grace, and then rewards us for it.
He works in us, and then counts the fruit as our work.
We work out our own salvation, because "he works in us
to will and to do of his own good pleasure."
If he shall ever say, "Well done" to you and to me it will be
because of his own rich grace, and not because of our merits.